Linda and the Mockingbirds (Short 2020)16K
Linda and the Mockingbirds: Directed by James Keach. With Jackson Browne, Los Cenzontles, Eugene Rodriguez, Linda Ronstadt. A road trip undertaken by Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and a group of younger musicians made to the Mexican town of Banámichi in the state of Sonora, the birthplace of Ronstadt’s beloved grandfather.
“Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne join Eugene Rodriguez and Los Cenzontles (the mockingbirds) on a bus trip to perform in Lindau0026#39;s grandfatheru0026#39;s home town, Banamichi, Mexico. Los Cenzontles is a group of young Mexican – American musicians who uphold and transmit the authentic, traditional music of Ronstadtu0026#39;s childhood.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is a beautiful, hopeful, thoughtful, important film about equity, transmission of culture through the arts, and insight into what it means to be an immigrant in the US today. Without being dogmatic, negative, or overtly political, producer/director James Keach opens the door for us to hear firsthand experiences from Mexican-American immigrants. In addition to hearing their amazing music, we see and feel their dignity, traditions, smiles and tears.”